'It was important to me to play with Roger Federer even...', says former star

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'It was important to me to play with Roger Federer even...', says former star

Former Argentine tennis player Juan Ignacio Chela gave a curious interview talking about tennis legend Roger Federer. The former number 15 in the world revealed that he would have preferred Roger Federer's return to the tennis courts rather than the recovery of Instagram.

It all started on Monday when the main social platforms in the world, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, remained knocked out for several hours. Not everyone appeared disappointed by this news but many were happy that at least for a few hours the social world has relatively disappeared.

Among these was undoubtedly Juan Ignacio Chela, who, through clear tweets, showed his 'hatred' of him towards Instagram. On Monday during the down social Chela tweeted: "It's nice not to see your fake life on Instagram." In addition, shortly after, Chela quoted the twenty-time winner of Swiss Grand Slam tournaments: "Let Roger and not Instagram come back." Currently Juan Ignacio Chela is the coach of Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman.

Chela boasts as best result in a Grand Slam the Quarter-finals obtained at Roland Garros and at the US Open tournament. Swiss champion Roger Federer is back on the pitch this year after thirteen months of absence due to the pandemic and above all to a double surgery that knocked him out for some time.

Roger has had good results during Roland Garros and Wimbledon where he reached respectively the first round of 16 and then the quarter-finals but especially on this last occasion he had to surrender to the Polish Hubert Hurkacz first and also on a rather condition deficient.

Mayer talks about Roger Federer

Leonardo Mayer of Argentina recently announced his retirement from professional tennis. The former World No.21 competed for almost two decades after turning pro in 2003. Mayer won 3 ATP titles in his career including singles and doubles events.

One of the notable moments in his career was when he came up against Roger Federer. Mayer said, “I still find that match unbelievable because I never thought I would have a chance to beat him on that occasion. The day after losing I was happy, it’s very difficult to play against someone you admire that much; you always see them on TV and you can’t imagine playing against them”.

Furthermore, he added, “It was important to me to play with Federer even though I didn’t beat him. If I’d beaten him it would only have given me 45 more points at the time and allowed me to say ‘I beat him,‘ that’s all”.

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